The Commerce Commission is New Zealand’s competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our purpose is to achieve the best possible outcomes in competitive and regulated markets for the long-term benefit of New Zealanders.

Business Support Assistant, Organisation Performance

  • Fixed-term until end June 2018
  • Wellington based

Due to an internal secondment we are looking to appoint a Business Support Assistant for a fixed-term period in our Business Support team.

This is an energetic role in a busy environment. The main responsibilities of the role will be to:

  • maintain the Commission’s building and facilities requirements to a high standard
  • provide team and branch administrative support
  • assist and/or take the lead on specific tasks for Business Support projects.

We are looking for a person who loves to be on the go, has excellent customer service skills and the ability to deal professionally with a wide range of people (both internal and external stakeholders).

The successful applicant will also possess the following experience and skills:

  • previous experience working within the building and facilities area
  • frontline/customer service experience
  • good time management skills with the ability to constantly re-prioritise
  • pro-active and solutions focussed attitude
  • ability to use their initiative and possess sound judgement making skills

Read more in the position description below or contact Samantha Fallon, HR Adviser on 04 924 3621.

To apply for the role please email a covering email along with a copy of your CV to

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Performance Adviser, Organisation Performance

  • Permanent, full-time role
  • Wellington based

At the Commerce Commission the Organisation Performance (OP) Branch is passionate about providing exceptional service and creating the most effective environment for the Commission to achieve its goals. Our Finance and Performance team is part of OP and is seeking to appoint a Performance Adviser who has a strong drive to contribute to both the success of OP and the Commission.

We are looking for a pro-active individual who has the strong ability to successfully work across the organisation and able to build collaborative working relationships.

In this role your main focus will include:

  • assistance with the development of business plans
  • support the production of accountability documents, eg, Annual Report, Statement of Intent, Briefings to Incoming Ministers
  • internal performance measurement and reporting.

Ideally you will have:

  • relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience in a similar role
  • experience in performance measurement, business planning and reporting
  • excellent verbal/written communication and analytical skills.

You will be part of a fun and close knit team who have a reputation for their strong people skills and a high customer service ethic.

Read more in the position description below or contact Samantha Fallon, HR Adviser on 04 924 3621 621 for more information.

If you think you are the person we are looking for we would love to hear from you. Please send a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role along with a copy of your CV to

Applications for the role close 5pm, Tuesday 3 October 2017.

Deputy General Counsel, Consumer Law

  • Oversight of consumer legal portfolio
  • Intellectual leadership and team management
  • Complex consumer litigation and analysis
  • Auckland based, working with Auckland and Wellington staff

New Zealanders are better off when markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident market participants.

We have an excellent opportunity for a talented senior lawyer with strong academic credentials, maturity and judgement to work as Deputy General Counsel and to manage the Consumer Legal team within our Competition Branch.

The Consumer Legal team advises on investigations, use of powers, law reform developments and communications, and manages litigation both routine and complex. The Deputy General Counsel will lead a team of lawyers to deliver on this consumer law programme of work.

The successful applicant will be involved in a wide variety of projects that are of real importance to the New Zealand economy and its consumers. The appointee will have a docket of work that is stimulating and challenging, and will be part of a team of respected specialists.

The Deputy General Counsel will be expected to visibly contribute to our organisational reputation, and will be astute, proactive and trusted in all situations. The appointee will be a sophisticated drafter and adviser, with demonstrated skill in handling demanding matters.

The role requires:

  • consumer law knowledge
  • demonstrated experience and fluency in handling complex commercial litigation, or criminal litigation with a commercial dimensio
  • experience in bringing complex matters through to completion, working with a multidisciplinary team
  • the ability to supervise and lead more junior staff
  • experience managing a portfolio of complex legal work
  • a New Zealand practising certificate or close equivalent.

The successful applicant will show intellectual and people leadership within the Commission, including with the senior leadership team and the Commission members. The appointee will support and deputise for the General Counsel, and will be a respected leader and colleague within the Competition Legal group and wider Branch. He or she will be adept and persuasive in external situations, and will have the ability to positively influence team performance and to develop staff.

Private sector experience is not essential for this role, but is strongly preferred. The role will be remunerated to appropriately reflect the seniority of the successful candidate.

Read more in the position description below or contact Janet Rees, Senior Human Resources Adviser on (04) 924 3719.

To apply for this role please send your CV and a cover letter to

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 22 September 2017.

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